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NS 2600 Introduction to Global Health: Public health and statistics resources

This guide is designed to provide links resources and guidance for effectively finding and evaluating global heath information for the NS 2600 group project assignment.

Start here for global statistics

Public health statistics and reports

US Demographic and Economic Statistics

  • The US Census website. From here, you can find quick links to frequently sought after data and statistic
  • s, and links to more information about the US Census.
  • American Factfinder provides Census data in user friendly format. This includes the American Community Survey (yearly population estimates between Census decennial 
  • periods), American Housing Surveys, Annual Economic Surveys, Decennial Census, Economic Census, County Business Patterns, and more.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a division of the US Department of Labor whose primary purpose is to collect, analyze and disseminate data on economic conditions in the US, including labor market conditions, price changes and working conditions. The BLS Glossary provides definitions for the various types of data and statistics that you will encounter on this site.
  • The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

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